Collection of Prints and Drawings
Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints
©Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Production People
Simone Cantarini (Print made by)artist bio
Cantarini, Simone [il Pesarese]
b Pesaro, bapt 21 Aug 1612; d Verona, 15 Oct 1648

Guido Reni (After)artist bio
Reni, Guido
b Bologna, 4 Nov 1575; d Bologna, 18 Aug 1642
Title / Description
The Rape of Europa
c. 1640
226 x 314 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscribed lower right: 'G. Renus. in. et fec'
second state of two
Stephan Delhaes (Lugt 761)
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna
1803-21, XIX.141.30
Paolo Bellini (ed.), L' opera incisa di Simone
Cantarini, exhibition catalogue, Castello Sforzesco,
Milan 1980, no. 6 (second state of two)
Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and the Baroque, Sue
Welsh Reed and Richard Wallace (eds), exhibition
catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Cleveland
Museum of Art, Cleveland, and National Gallery of Art,
Washington 1989, no. 63
Anna Maria Ambrosini Massari, 'Incisioni,' in
Simone Cantarini detto il Pesarese, ed. Andrea
Emiliani, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Nazionale di
Bologna, Bologna 1997, pp. 303-57., no. III.16 (second
state of two)
The group of Europa and the bull derives from a painting by Guido Reni, a version of which is now in the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (inv. no. 35939) and another is in the Mahon Collection, London. Bellini dates the etching to 1636 when Cantarini was still in contact with Guido Reni, while Richard Wallace in Boston, Cleveland, and Washington 1989 suggests a later date. The preparatory drawing in reverse is in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no. 2470). For further related drawings, see Massari 1997.
Inventory Number
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
Citation Line
Cantarini, Simone (Print made by), Reni, Guido (After), Inv. No. 9174, in Eszter Nagy with Zoltán Kárpáti, Seventeenth-Century Italian Prints: An On-Line Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2012 » (accessed 22nd of May, 2019) «